The Futaleufú river is in Northern Patagonia at relatively low altitude (1,300 ft dropping to 60 ft above sea level) mountain environment 53 miles inland from the ocean in a microclimate that is drier than the terrain closer to the ocean. Many of our trails are 2,000 -3,000 ft above sea level. Storms can blow in quickly bringing with them cold rainy spells. The sun can also be very intense for several weeks in a row. December, January, February and March is the best season with little wind.
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Cycling Shorts (3) - You need a fresh pair each day and they take 2 days to dry completely.
Cycling Jersey (2) - You need a fresh one each day and they take a day to dry.
Head Sweat Bands (2)
Sunglasses if you have an extra set in your group it is not a bad idea.
Cycling Shoes - with adjusted clipless pedal attachments
Pedals (you may bring your own clipless pedals to attach to our mountain bikes, we have basic flat pedals without clips)
Cycling Socks (3) - they take 2 days to dry after washing
Cycling Helmet (ExChile has them but if you have one we recommend brining your own.)
Helmet Cover For comfort it is worth bringing your own.(waterproof, breathable in case of rain)
Gloves - padded cycling gloves
Gloves - full finger, bricklayer's gloves work well
Long Underwear Pants - synthetic, you don't want cotton
Long Underwear Shirt - synthetic, you don't want cotton
Sneakers / light weight trekking boots
Sandals - for wearing in showers and on warm days
Jacket - Gortex, for rain or cold
Pants - Gortex, for rain or cold
Fleece Camp Clothing - clothes to wear around lodge or camp so you can get out of your cycling gear
Shorts - light nylon athletic shorts work well, can double as swim suit
Sports Bra - if applicable
General Clothing (some of these items can be worn to Chile on the plane.)
(3) Pair Wool socks mens womens
(1) Long pants nice for the plane
(2-) Long sleeved shirts one to be worn on the plane.
Hanging small shower kit
Hairbrush or comb
Toothpaste, toothbrush, dental floss
Small biodegradable bar of soap & shampoo
Sunscreen (Waterproof 50 spf minimum)
Lip balm containing sun block
Extra contact lens and enough lens liquid and cleaning solution. Some people have found that wearing light-weight, sturdy, plastic glasses helps protect their contacts from being flushed out by the big waves.
Personal first aid kit that includes:
EpiPen Anaphylaxis kit if you have severe reactions to bee stings
Your own prescription medications
Antihistamine for anyone with allergies
Vitamins if you take them
A few simple Band-Aids
Adhesive Tape (for blisters) or NuSkin (optional, for blisters)
Small Pepto Bismol (bottle or tablet)
Tampons or sanitary napkins (enough for the entire trip)
Extra contact lens and enough lens liquid and cleaning solution. Some people have found that wearing light-weight, sturdy plastic glasses helps protect their contacts from being flushed out by the big waves.
Optional,you may choose to bring a prescription antibiotic. Consult your doctor.
Small personal dry bag
Floating Retainer Leashes for Sunglasses
Headlamp Waterproof Storm
Cell phone with camera with whatsapp. Enroute guidance for your route saved on it.
Optional Lifeproof Case for you cell phone turns it into a waterproof camera
PayPal account for tips and for paying for online bus tickets or services in Chile or Argentina.
Money belt RFID Blocking Travel Wallet Passport Holder
Charge card and US dollars to exchange.
US Drivers License
Printed enroute guidance
Soft Duffel with shoulder straps
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